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How many pounds overweight is considered obese

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Depends on height: The categories normal, overweight, and obese are defined by the body mass index (bmi), which is a measurement that looks at a person's weight in compa... Read More
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
By percentage: It is not the absolute pounds, but takes into consideration you height (in the bmi calculation). More useful, at least in the disease process, is the... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Not likely: Not likely. Trips are so rare that being 60 pounds overweight is not going to make it significantly any more likely to have triplets or quads.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Repeat & lose weight: MPV is the mean platelet volume, which is an indicator of larger, more reactive platelets resulting from increased platelet turnover. Compared to low... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Obesity impairs: Obesity can impair fertility, making it hard to conceive. Losing weight can be a potent benefit for having a baby. The risk of twins is not necessari... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
54 years experience
It could be.: To calculate the bmi, you need to divide the weight in kg by your height in meters squared. A bmi over 30 is considered to be obese. Unfortunately y... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 38 years experience
Calculate BMI: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared (in metric units). Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is generally rega... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
About 30 lb over: Obesity is a bmi over 30. For most, that is about 30 lb over ideal weight. If you are 5 ft 5 in, your ideal weight us 150lb. So, if you weigh over 180... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 35 years experience
Body Mass Index: Calculating the body mass index (bmi) is the most common way people distinguish "overweight" from "obese". Using a bmi chart values 18.5 - 24.9 are co... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
68% overweight!!: Over 2/3 of us adults are overweight (bmi over 25). Among black women, the incidence is 82%. The term "obesity" applies to people with a bmi over 30.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
P90X: Well i'm sure it works great for the owners of the company. Any exercise program with a good dietary program will benefit a patient. Whether p90x has ... Read More